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What are some good pieces of new technology for a preschool classroom?

I'm looking to bring the preschool my children attend up to date on the technology side of things. Does anyone have any suggestions, mostly hardware-wise, on what to go with? Does the preschool your child attends make use of any technology? Or their Kindergarten class for that matter? What works? What doesn't? I'm willing to hear software suggestions too, but again, mostly looking for hardware ideas. [more inside]
posted by mrzer0 on Aug 18, 2014 - 17 answers

community orgs for arts and technology?

Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 1, 2014 - 12 answers

Best, Cheap Technology for a Science Classroom

Hey MeFites, I'm really trying to expand the use of digital technology in my classroom. Unfortunately, the resources at my school are fairly limited. However, I do have access to $1200 in grant money, assuming I can write a compelling enough proposal. Help me find some affordable tech for my classroom! Needs of class inside. [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear on Jul 30, 2014 - 5 answers

How do you set a targets for user growth for a new website?

My friend's startup company is developing a new technology platform and they are trying to set 5 year targets for the number of potential users it could have. How do tech companies traditionally project user growth for a new web service? Obviously they would establish a potential target market, but then how do you determine the rate of growth from zero into that market? Are they any resources or websites online that help with this? More details- the website is an edtech platform providing online education and resources. The potential market is 18+ lower- middle class Americans, and college students. Thanks for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Apr 30, 2014 - 4 answers

STEM Education and Mentoring Ideas for High School Girls?

Through work I am co-leading an effort to do STEM outreach at a local high school. There are several different groups as part of the effort. One group is focusing on mentoring and another is running an app building contest, etc. I am working with the group whose job it is to encourage women and girls to get involved in STEM course tracks, specifically IT. [more inside]
posted by seesom on Feb 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Is there a decent, cheaper alternative to Camtasia?

I'm working on a load of small projects for the education arm of a small charity. In order to make the training more interesting, I have been tasked with finding out what can be done in the realm of screencasts. As we don't have any kind of budget, I thought we might be able use something like Camtasia, which our web developer has on his machine. Problem is, I'm pretty sure we only have one licence and I'm even surer that it's going to be a struggle to get anyone to agree to pay for any new software right now. Looking at the tutorials, I was thinking of starting (relatively) simple and maybe using a mix of Powerpoint and animations to enhance an audio lecture. I therefore have multiple parts to this question: 1) Is there a free or really cheap alternative to Camtasia that I should be looking at? or 2) Is Camtasia worth fighting for? If it is, I am willing to learn how to do awesome things with it. 3) Am I even looking at the right kind of software to do this? Thanks very much!
posted by joboe on Jan 31, 2014 - 12 answers

Teaching low-income kids in the US how to program

What resources are there in the US that enable kids to take, say, a 3-6 month training course in programming, and then help with entry-level job placement after successful completion of the program? I used to live in Argentina and became familiar with http://program.ar/ which does this (very well) there, and want to find some similar programs in the United States.
posted by carlodio on Jan 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Tech that can run Adobe Suite, that is cheap, sturdy, and in bulk?

I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course. These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash) I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom. This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri on Nov 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Please explain the difference....

What is the difference between a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology vs. a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering? In job description, duties, salary, etc? [more inside]
posted by PrettyKnitty on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Is this master's in software worth pursuing?

I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 26, 2013 - 11 answers

I have to take a video-based course. This is not how I best learn. Help!

I am taking an on-line course that is mostly video-based. This is not the best way for me to learn. I am falling very behind and struggling with it. More inside. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Mar 27, 2013 - 11 answers

How to become an education tech person

What can I do to get started on my dream of creating a website that provides the tools that I believe should already exist for teachers? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Jan 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Does anyone remember "U Film"?

Does anyone remember U-Film? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Oct 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Teachers - is your school technology as locked down as ours?

Teachers - is your school technology as locked down as ours? [more inside]
posted by CaptainCaseous on Sep 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What are some of the better educational apps and websites out there for kids?

What are some of the better educational apps and websites out there for kids? [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Sep 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to teach tech in SF?

I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
posted by nominal on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Role and efficacy of hand "scribing" in learning

Is there any research either supporting or negating the importance of manual symbol making in learning? I'm thinking that manual symbol making, going back to diagrams in the earth, must be a well evolved capability, and that when we write something down all sorts of neural pathways are employed, and that those pathways and associations facilitate learning. [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on May 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Children's Literature: The Dark Side?

When children's books first became inexpensive enough for average parents to buy, were they looked down upon as a technology which limits a child's imagination? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle on Apr 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Books on technologies' effects on education?

Know of any books that look at the effects of technology on the delivery of education? [more inside]
posted by drzz on Mar 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Historical-Science wall art for school computer lab?

Looking for affordable posters or other decorative artifacts, with a history-of-technology or retro-futuristic theme, for the stairwell and walls of our small elementary/middle school computer lab. [more inside]
posted by unregistered_animagus on Feb 2, 2012 - 5 answers

In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6.

In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6. [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Dec 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Best digital voice recorder for a Mac user doing PhD research?

I'm looking for feedback on the best digital voice recorder to buy for my PhD research interviews. It must be compatible with my MacBook Pro laptop. [more inside]
posted by sassy mae on Nov 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Teaching today's tech to the teachers

What are some of the best blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. that explore the innovative uses of (and issues related to) technology and social media in K-12 education? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Oct 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I enter the field of educational games and technology?

I want to create (or help create) educational games, but I don't have a design or programming background. I'm more interested in the education/learning side of things. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for resources on technology in engineering and education

School me in engineering technology, engineering education, or just technology in education generally. Books, articles, blogs, and any other info is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on May 20, 2011 - 4 answers

uote about the evils of writing or technology

Looking for an ancient greek quote about the evils of writing or technology. [more inside]
posted by turtlefu on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Finding IT jobs in (K-12) education

For various reasons, I've decided to find an IT job at a school, preferably NOT at the college level, though I'm somewhat open to the idea. Let's just say that my credentials/resume/references are not the issue. The issue is finding job openings in educations! [more inside]
posted by MeProxy on Feb 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Finding educational technology case studies

Help me find case studies or descriptive news stories of using mobile technologies in science-related graduate programs. [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Jan 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

What was this microfilm gadget called?

'70s microfilm technology filter - what do (did) you call a gadget for testing or enhancing reading ability by having a student look through a viewer and read one line at a time? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Oct 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Best tech grants for K-12 schools?

What are the best technology grants for K-12 schools? [more inside]
posted by TNLNYC on Aug 5, 2010 - 5 answers

How can laptops for every high school student be beneficial?

I am a teacher at a high school that will be providing netbooks to every single student this fall. I am trying to consider ways that this will be helpful in the classroom, particularly in a math classroom. If you knew that every child in the classroom had their own netbook and the classroom were wireless, what would you like to see happen that would help students learn math? Please fire away ideas. All are welcome - whether brainstorm ideas or maybe you know of a particular website or web-based tool that would help students. Particularly, I'd like to assess students' progress as they learn as well as to provide them multiple ways to learn/experience the fundamental concepts in a math course. What would YOU have wanted if you had a laptop and wireless in high school? Thanks for your suggestions!!!
posted by mathmatters on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Are technology colleges a good way to enter the job market?

How do the modern Canadian technology colleges rate? I need to help a friend decide which college or path would be best for her to enter the technology job market. [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

What technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it!

What [free] technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it! [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

What's new in university teaching technology?

What's new in university teaching technology? [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Mar 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Online Art Degree

Help me find an online master's degree in art. [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Mar 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Google Apps in education

Google Apps in k-12 education- what should I know going in? [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Feb 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Brainwashing Machine? Or what?

What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me to build the ultimate IT Help Desk for a 1:1 Laptop program at a K-12 private school.

Help me to build the ultimate IT Help Desk for a 1:1 Laptop program at a K-12 private school. [more inside]
posted by mrbarrett.com on Nov 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Find this cartoon?

Where and when was the original cartoon published that is described in the first three sentences of the opening paragraph of this excerpt from a book by Peter Denning? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Aug 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Which Leapster should I choose for 5 year old?

What is better? The Leapster Gaming System or the Leapster 2 Gaming System? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

Suggestions for graduate studies in technology and society area

I am looking for cross-disciplinary graduate/phd course in web technology. More specifically, relating to societal use of web from a global perspective. My goal is to become an expert in use of web based technologies in developing countries (which involves computer use, censorship, etc.). So far, what I have found is STS (science, technology and society) which sounds perfect, but from what I have seen, tend to be more in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. Then there is basic CS programs which tend to be more technology than societal aspects. Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by _zed_ on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Technology/Media for Educators

I'm looking for blogs, webzines, and websites about campus technology. [more inside]
posted by superbird on Jan 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Technology for the classroom's sake.

Question for students and teachers: How can technology serve you in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Dec 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Blackboard scrambles the order of assignments

Blackboard course management software is scrambling the order of students assignments--how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by midwestguy on Sep 15, 2008 - 6 answers

LEED certification, intensive course?

I have looked in all the usual places, and cannot find an intensive class to prepare for the test for LEED certification. I will have to take LWOP so the shorter the better. I found one in CO. I am wait-listed, but it is too long anyway. I have studied independently and have already surpassed the ONE-DAY-WONDER seminars. I need to pass the test to move on. Any architects, construction managers out there who can give me a lead?
posted by woman on Sep 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Assistive devices for paralyzed students?

Anyone have any experience with assistive devices in education? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Mar 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Can an Apple-geared print server be set up and used in a Windows-only world?

Can I configure and use an HP wp100 AirPort print server in an all PC environment? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by potch on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Help My School Get a .EDU!

How does the HS I work for go about getting a .edu domain name? I've done some preliminary searching, and the internet is doing a good job hiding the info from me. [more inside]
posted by bronxteacher on Sep 10, 2007 - 7 answers

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